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Explore our expert insights, latest industry news, and updates from the team at ARCpoint Labs! We’re passionate about keeping you informed on health and wellness topics, and our blog is your go-to resource for valuable advice and tips. With each post, we aim to bring you the knowledge that empowers your decision-making. Dive in and discover what ARCpoint Labs has to offer!

How Can Pharmacogenetics Testing Benefit You?

What is Pharmacogenetics TestingPharmacogenetics, sometimes referred to as PGX or pharmacogenomics testing, is concerned with identifying and understanding the role of genes in response to medications. To better match the dosage to an individual’s needs,...

Top 5 reasons for an employer to do background checks

Hiring. Requiring a background check can be used to deter applicants trying to hide something in their past. An applicant may think twice about even trying to apply for the position posted due to their past activities. This will keep the number of people who have...

Have you found an unusual substance in your child’s possession?

Did your child or loved one go out for drinks one night and can’t remember the night? Did you find a white powder in their room? Are you worried about their safety? If an unfortunate situation has occurred to you or your loved one, testing an unknown substance...

Paternity Testing: The Strange Case of Bipaternal Twins

Determining the biological father of your child is very important. Many times people request paternity tests for legal reasons, such as child support, custody battles, or inheritance.A legal paternity test can increase the likelihood of child support cases by proving...

Is DNA the New Fingerprint?

There are two sides to every opinion. One such example is the controversy over whether or not DNA should be collected from people arrested for a felony. A recent article, Prosecutor backs expanded DNA Testing, does an excellent job of explaining each side of the...

How much do you know about your ancestors?

Have you ever wondered where you came from? The holiday season is the best time to reunite with family and reminisce about your past. It’s also an opportunity to learn about your ancestry.ARCpoint Labs of Woburn offers three different ancestry DNA tests:DNA...

Not All Drug Tests Are Created Equal

Several factors can determine if a drug can be detected in a drug test, at what levels, and how far back in the past. Some of these factors include:Chemical properties of the drugMetabolic rates and excretion routesAmount, administration route, frequency, and...

Paternity Testing: The Truth is Waiting

Having a child brings a whole new joy to life, but when it’s not clear who the father is, it can also bring a lot of stress, both finically and emotionally. Child support and legal fees can begin to pile up. A legal paternity test can be done to increase the...

Finding Loved Ones Through Kinship DNA Testing

DNA testing can be helpful when finding lost or unknown relatives. Kinship DNA testing includes grandparentage, siblingship, paternal and maternal lineage, and genetic reconstruction. These relationships can be important to establish, especially in situations...

58% of Hiring Managers Catch Resume Lies

According to a CareerBuilder survey, 58% of hiring managers have caught lies on candidate resumes. With the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training an employee reaching into the thousands, it pays to make sure you’re hiring the right candidate the first time. To...

Difference between Legal and Non-Legal DNA Testing

Legal & non-legal DNA tests are both accurate but are necessary for different scenarios. Understanding the difference will help you decide which DNA testing is right for you. In this article, you’ll learn: Legal DNA Testing requires an uninterrupted and secure...

What are the Benefits of Random Drug Testing in the Workplace?

As you review information on how random drug testing is beneficial to the workplace, you’ll learn:How random and continued drug testing keeps workplace productivity highWhy random drug testing helps prevent accidents and fatalities within the workplaceWhat Are...

Understanding Relationship DNA Testing

Relationship DNA testing is a process by which DNA is used to establish paternity or another relationship between two people.Relationship DNA testing uses repeating sequences in DNA to establish inheritance patternsThe test can be done for either personal or legal...

What COVID-19 tests are approved for travel?

If you’re getting ready to travel domestically or internationally via airplane during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider:Travel restrictions mandate that passengers obtain proof of a negative virus test 3 days before a flightNot all tests work as a valid form of...

Are COVID-19 Tests Required To Travel If You Are Vaccinated?

As you read about COVID-19 travel restrictions for vaccinated people, you’ll learn:Why vaccinated people still need to take precautionsWhich guidelines you should follow when traveling internationallyOne of the most effective tools we have for fighting the...

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?The devastating impact of the pandemic over the previous year has been unprecedented. The arrival of several COVID-19 vaccines in late 2020 and early 2021 was reassuring for many but also raised understandable concerns for others. Given...

Finger nail drug testing – how does it work?

Finger nail drug testing is a highly accurate way to detect drugs and alcohol in a person’s system over a lengthy period of time. Unlike a urine drug screen which can only go back several days, a fingernail drug test can capture the history of drugs and alcohol...

Should employers include marijuana in pre-employment drug testing?

13.5 Million Adults abuse Marijuana. There are 22 million illicit drug users in the United States and almost 70 Percent of these users are in some way employed. There seems to be more support towards the full legalization of marijuana with 52 percent of the population...

Drug Testing Myths and Facts

There are many myths and misunderstandings about drug testing. Some people believe that drug tests can’t detect certain drug types, while others think that drug tests are not accurate and can be easily fooled.The truth is, drug tests are very accurate and can...

How legal cannabis affects drug testing for employers

It’s a norm: if you apply for a job, the employer often conducts a background check to bring the right candidate on board. And one of the tools employers typically use is conducting drug and alcohol tests on potential employees. Employees may still be subjected...

What to expect from the COVID vaccine

Vaccination is key to protection against COVID-19. Naturally, you want to learn as much as possible before getting your vaccine. Keep reading to learn what you can expect with vaccination: scheduling, benefits, possible side effects of COVID vaccine, and more.What To...

What to Know About Variants

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the globe and altered life as we know it. As with any other virus, SARS-CoV-2 continues to mutate into new strands. There is a lot of misinformation about how these new strains of COVID-19 will affect life. Here’s what...

5 Reasons to Get Vitamin B12 Injections

B vitamins are essential nutrients that work together to support your body’s functions. They are also known as B complex vitamins. There are eight essential B vitamins that are required in small amounts to support normal metabolism. B12 is one of them. It is...

What Can Each Type of Drug Test Tell Us: Drug Testing Limits

According to the Addiction Center, over 70% of people abusing illicit drugs in America are employed. The report also reveals marijuana metabolites and cocaine as the most abused illegal drugs. Drugs and substance abuse influence does more harm than good in the...

COVID-19 Bivalent Booster: What You Need to Know

What is the bivalent COVID-19 booster?In September, the FDA authorized two updated COVID-19 boosters. The boosters target two Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are the most contagious versions of SARS-CoV-2. In fact, BA.5 accounts for nearly 90% of cases in...

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